Our beloved mother, Lucy Judecki, passed away Jan. 24, 2018, at the Knox Center for Long Term Care. Lucy was born to Edna and Archie Rackliff Nov. 4, 1928. She grew up on Waterman Beach Road in South Thomaston on a small farm. Her life was filled with a love for nature instilled in her by her father.

As a young adult, she married Jim Alley, moved to Spruce Head, and raised a son and three daughters. Lucy had many interests. She loved to work with wood, was a wonderful artist, built beautiful stone walls and filled her yard with colorful gardens. Life was not boring in this Spruce Head home. Her children grew up with various dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, a raccoon, a seal and a skunk (which were a delight for all the children of the village). The family also enjoyed unforgettable times they spent at the family hunting camp.

After her divorce from Jim, she worked to support her family. It was during this time that Henry “Hank” Judecki came into her life. Hank and his two sons joined Lucy's family and became one. Lucy and Hank had a wonderful life together and shared a deep respect and love for one another until his passing in 2003.

Lucy was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Hank, brother Maurice, sisters Marion Arey, Elsie Ilvonen and Amy Payson. She leaves behind her son, Arthur Alley Jr., and his wife, Pennie; three daughters, Darlene Cocke and husband David, Martha Alley, Wendy Roberts and husband Brett; two stepsons, Henry “Rocky” Judecki and Gary Judecki. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to all the wonderful people that work at Knox Center. All of you provided such wonderful care and love to our mother and have been so very helpful to us all during her stay.

Funeral services will be private. Donations in Lucy's memory can be made to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.